NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
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Call for Entries: 2016 Blue Pencil& Gold Screen Awards Competition
Are you an employee or contractor who has produced a communication product for federal, tribal, military, state, regional, county, municipal, or other government entity? Be recognized: Enter your product(s) in the NAGC 2016 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards Competition. This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We constantly work to ensure our categories reflect the changing face of communication in and out of government. Enter as many categories as you choose — the number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. There are more than 40 categories available to enter.
Early Submission Deadline: Dec. 18, 2015 (with discounted entry fee)
Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2016
New This Year: A new category for K-12 Educational Programs has been added. The production period for an entry has been extended to 18 months —this year we will accept entries produced between July 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015. Entry fees for members have not increased.
Call for Judges for the 2016 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition
Picture yourself as a judge for the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards! Judging is an honor and a benefit. First, you are considered an expert in your field when you are selected by the BP&GS Awards Committee to judge the works of your peers. Second, you benefit from your exposure to the tremendous talent, creativity and innovation of communicators across government. By volunteering, you learn from your peers while providing a vital service to NAGC. Judges are strongly encouraged to recruit a team of colleagues to judge assigned categories. Alternatively, independent judges will be paired with a second independent judge to select winners. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016
Award Winners Announced at NAGC 2015 Awards Banquet
Photos of NAGC 2015 Awards Presentation (On the NAGC Shutterly share site, you can view or download photos at NO charge. To download, you'll need to sign up for a free account, but you are not required to buy anything.)
Winners of the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition were announced at the Awards Banquet held June 3, 2015. The Best in Show winner was "YOLO (You Only Live Once) High School Pedestrian Safety Toolkit," Montgomery County (MD) Department of Transportation in the Promotional Campaigns less than $100,000 category.
About the Awards Competition
This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the changing face of communications.
The number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. The following examples show the range of opportunities in more than 40 categories, with one winner awarded Best in Show:
If you missed the webinar, you can download or view it here to get tips on from winners and judges on how to submit a winning entry. (NOTE: To view on MAC, use Safari web browser.)
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Quotes from Past Winners:
"The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards not only honor the creative excellence of our team members, but demonstrate to our top executives that the work we do is high quality, effective and deserving of continued support." - Sue Sims, Public Affairs Association, California Department of Water Resources
Why Enter the NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards?
Just ask Barbara Page...
"Last year I won a Blue Pencil Award for The Book of Air. Apparently, the government of Australia was impressed and invited me to be the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at their Government Marketing Conference in Canberra. So I'm off to Australia due to [NAGC]. Thought you might like to know. I am also working on an IMAX film on air that is a wonderful project and funded by EPA." - Barbara Page, Ventura, California